Earlier this year, South African townships were rocked by incidents of necklacing – mob-justice punishment in which tyres [tires] are forced over victims’ shoulders and set alight. Is this notorious form of killing from the 1980s in danger of making a comeback?
Angelina Maholwana, 74, felt that justice was being done as she watched two young men burn to death.
Tyres [tires] had been forced over their shoulders, doused in petrol and set alight.
She had just identified Mabhutana Siwisa, 19, and Mloza Gqomfa, 20, as the men who had broken into her home, killed her son, tried to sexually assault her and stolen their belongings.
It was the second incident of necklacing in one month, in New Brighton township, in the industrial city of Port Elizabeth.
The practice dates back to the 1980s, when it became the punishment of choice among supporters of the African National Congress (ANC) for alleged collaborators with the apartheid regime – though the ANC leadership said it did not condone it.
As Levin said today on his radio show, the Obama Regime is suing Arizona for asking proof of citizenship when arresting individuals, but they are trying to stop Texas from killing a monster because they never asked for proof.
So, I ask these communists, which is it? How do you want it, because you can’t have it both ways.
And who speaks for this little girl who he raped and killed? We have female – FEMALE – Supreme Court justices who would be screaming for abortion rights but will not speak for this little girl?
Where is the so-called compassion from the left now? They aren’t speaking for the rights of this girl or her family. They are, as they always do, speaking for killers and monsters: like cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who I’ve written about before.
It would be nice to see the outrage that has been all over the news over the verdict in the Casey Anthony case, instead all over the news over this. How dare any nation or organization interfere with a sovereign state, within this country? The United Nations are the first to be trashing America for imposing ourselves on other nations but they are not only investigating Arizona for human rights violations (can you believe that?), now trying to tell the state of Texas how to adjudicate and carry out their laws!
We need a president Perry or someone like him who will tell the UN to go to hell and go to hell in a BIG way!
There are 2 little girls who are dead. One who no one will ever be held to account for but another who’s killer has been convicted and sentenced. His sentence was carried out today.
At this man, and anyone who supports him, is where our rage should really be directed.
The arrest of a mediocre international civil servant in the first-class cabin of his jet isn’t just a sex story: It’s a glimpse of the widening gulf between the government class and their subjects in a post-prosperity West. Neither Geithner nor Strauss-Kahn have ever created a dime of wealth in their lives. They have devoted their careers to “public service,” and thus are in the happy position of rarely if ever having to write a personal check. At the Sofitel in New York, DSK was in a $3,000-per-night suite. Was the IMF picking up the tab? If so, you the plucky U.S. taxpayer paid around 550 bucks of that, whereas Strauss-Kahn’s fellow Frenchmen put up less than $150. So if, as Le Nouvel Observateur suggests, France and America really do belong in entirely different civilizations, the French one ought to start looking for a new patron for the heroic DSK’s lifestyle. Mark Steyn/JWR
Aside from telling the world, in the wake of one of the biggest earthquakes in the last century to hit Japan, that our relationship is “unshakeable,” TheOne finally came out and talked about this heartbreaking disaster during his NCAA picks.
He gave a 35 second yadda-yadda on how we should go to his government website and donate to help in the disaster. We all know the world is on pins and needles, waiting to see his picks. (Is that a simile or a metaphor or a mixed metaphor? My daughter is the English expert in this house and she’s not here to ask.)
Regardless, Japan is suffering and what is this president doing?
The Libyan rebels are begging for help and Qaddifi’s son says it will all be over in 48 hours. I don’t doubt him for a minute. How can we possibly institute a no-fly zone in enough time, even if we wanted to do that? And considering what’s happening in Egypt since they pushed Mubarak out, I’m inclined to say let them do whatever they want to do to each other. Women are being assaulted and raped in Egypt with abandon. I don’t know why any American would support military action to aid any Muslim group. What they are best at is killing each other, raping and maiming women and girls and let’s don’t forget — killing Israeli babies.
Oh, did I mention that wholesale food prices have risen 4% – the largest hick in over 35 years?
So, with the specter of a world imploding, TheOne and his family are packing for just ONE MORE VACATION to Rio and other South American nations.
But back to the brackets: I’m sure that just like his books that were ghost written by a dear friend – Bill Ayers – he was also coached by his brother-in-law on who to pick and why.
I love going to the movies. I especially love the NACHOS!
I used to have this routine on Monday mornings: I’d get off work (I work night shift), go home and change clothes, do some stuff around the house so that I could stay awake and then at 11 am I’d take off for the movies. First thing I bought was a Dr.Pepper and nachos. After the movie, I’d go next door to Cold Stone Creamery for ice cream and then go home to bed.
I loved that routine. But I can no longer in good conscience spend money supporting the immoral and unethical Hollywood elite. I have no respect for them and they have none for most of America. Granted, there’s a handful (Jon Voight, for instance) who I would and will continue to go see, but there are way too many like this:
Rape-rape? Rape-rape? What the hell is that? Whoopi is a moron. End of that story.
She was 13. She was drugged and liquored up. It was rape. There’s no other way to slice it. She could not consent because she was 13. What part of this is not understandable to these Hollywood dummies?
Where is their humanity? She was a CHILD!
So, I will turn my family room into my very own movie theater and watch movies that I really like: Hitchcock and Capra and Chaplin, the Marx Brothers and movies that I already own. I want to watch movie stars that were MOVIE STARS and not political activists whose views and morals are contrary to mine or in Whoopi’s case, totally absent.
There was a time when movie stars appreciated their fame and their fans. Not so anymore. These entertainers now feel entitled to adoration. They are the other end – the rich end – of the entitlement mentality in this country. They belong to their own exclusive club and the rest of us are the unwashed. Screw them! When you subtract their wealth, they are no different from me. They suffer and mourn and laugh, just like I do. But I have something they don’t: morals, ethics and values.
Although I know that my personal boycott won’t effect any of them, I feel better for it.
America is a nation rooted in values and laws. As President Obama would say–and should say to his Hollywood supporters–these issues are not red or blue, but American. Hollywood does America a great disservice when they demand we trade our economy in for global warming bills from their G5 jet; when they demand we push millions of Americans onto an inferior health care plan; when they attack capitalism from their exclusive country clubs; when they demand that we hug dictators like Chavez or excuse rape because a debatably good movie or two was directed by the aggressor. The hypocrisy must end. The Heritage Foundation
I can make better nachos at home and I don’t need the added ice cream calories, anyway.